Forty percent of NYC renters refuse broker’s fees, Google expands in Chelsea Market … and more

July 25, 2012 08:00AM

1. Google leases another floor, its fourth, in the Chelsea Market [Post, 4th item]
2. Wantagh School District wants tax revenue from Trump’s approved Jones Beach project [Patch]
3. Regional Planning Association president says revised NYU plan is necessary, doesn’t destroy Village [NYDN]
4. But not if you ask E.L. Doctorow, who slammed the expansion in an op-ed piece [NYDN]
5. Clarion nears deal to replace $568M of debt coming due on extended-stay portfolio it purchased at market’s peak [WSJ]
6. NYC Mister Softee trucks engage other frozen treats vehicles in “turf wars” [Post]
7. Four in 10 New York renters refuse to pay broker fees [Crain’s]
8. CEO of New York hotel developer Apple Core Hotel explains why he’s moved away from branded properties in Q&A [NYT]
9. Study finds Forest City Ratner ignores strict noise and pollution regulations on Barclays Center construction [NYDN]
10. After acquisition Amerigroup consolidates to 165,000-sf at 14 Wall Street from Midtown and Brooklyn [Post, 3rd item]
11. The East River Monster can’t just be a pig [NY Mag]
12. Wells Fargo, nation’s largest lender, is also the largest holder of hard-to-value assets [Bloomberg]
13. Mayor Bloomberg donates $2.5M to construction of NY Genome Center in Soho [Post]
14. Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley seeks bold strategy on housing, wants U.S. to buy underwater mortgages [WSJ]
15. Gov. Cuomo implements tax breaks worth as much as $420M for film editing and production work done in NY [NYDN]
16. After signing 260,000-sf Hudson Square lease, Havas Worldwide Health grows to 160,000-sf at 200 Madison Avenue [Post, 2nd item]
17. Stringer opposes plan for 20-story Nursing Home On 97th Street near Columbus Avenue [DNAinfo]
18. After community push, MTA removes concrete barricades around Atlantic Terminal station [NYDN]
19. Franchisee of Park Slope’s Tea Lounge will open location in Kuwait City [Patch]
20. Volunteer-run Word Up book store gets another month of life in Washington Heights [NYDN]